June 24 Community Conversations: Chronic Kidney Disease
Thursday, June 24 at 6:00—7:30pm CT

33% of American adults are at risk for kidney disease… that’s one out of every three people. Black Americans and people of color have an even higher risk. Let’s talk about what symptoms you should be aware of and the gap in healthcare disparities.

Led by moderator and radio DJ Tone Kapone, join our conversation with renowned nephrologists, Illinois State Sen. Robert Peters and kidney patients as we discuss racial disparities and barriers in receiving preventative care or the specialized care everyone deserves, as well as actionable steps you can take if you or a loved one have been impacted by kidney disease.

When: Thursday, June 24 at 6:00–7:30 pm CT
Where: Join us LIVE from Fellowship’s Facebook page or YouTube channel

Check our website on June 24 for a direct YouTube link to the broadcast!


  • Tone Kapone, Moderator
  • Erica Anderson, Patient Services Manager, QSource ESRD Network
  • Dr. Jamie Baylock, MD, Nephrologist at UChicago Medicine
  • Tiara Mcafee-Owens, kidney disease patient
  • Sen. Robert Peters, Illinois State Senator, 13th District
  • Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr., Senior Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church
  • Elder Kevin Vasser, dialysis patient and Director of Worship & Arts at Fellowship Baptist Church

This event is brought to you in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, QSource ESRD Networks, Maillinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Travere Therapeutics, Vertex Therapeutics, NephCure Kidney International, HEAL Collaborative and Tayloring Gratitude.